Area Players Named to All-State Football Team
Fort Zumwalt East's Mason Burnett, Francis Howell Central's Desmond Young and Fort Zumwalt South's Justin Smith and Chase Abbington were named to the team.
Francis Howell Vikings’ senior linebacker Calvin Munson has been named as the Class 6 Defensive Player of the Year by the Missouri Football Coaches Association.
The All-State teams were released last week, and a total of four Vikings took first-team honors, while two more were named to the second team.
Joining Munson on the first team were senior running back Donte Harrell, senior offensive lineman Jimmy Alloway, and senior defensive back Zac Perkins. Perkins was also named as the first team kicker.
Perkins’ season included a school-record 50-yard field goal.
Also on the second team were senior defensive lineman Donovan Walker and Jarrett Franklin, a senior defensive end who set a school record for most sacks in a single season with 21.
The Vikings made it to the Class 6 Championship game, the first St. Charles County team to make it to the State Finals in 30 years, where they lost 42-3 to Blue Springs.
Other area football players named to the team included:
- Receiver: Desmond Young, Francis Howell Central
- Linebacker: Demetrius Ward, Fort Zumwalt West
- Offensive Line: Ben Saint, Fort Zumwalt West
- Defensive Back: Justin Smith, Fort Zumwalt South
- Linebacker: Mason Burnett, Fort Zumwalt East
- Athlete: Chase Abbington, Fort Zumwalt South*
- Linebacker: Casey Bartee, St. Charles West
- Defensive Line: Ryan Rockow, St. Charles West
- Defensive Line: Isaiah Winkelmann, St. Dominic
- Linebacker: Connor Flagel, St. Dominic
*Abbington was not named to the team as a running back, but as an athlete.